26th August, 2022

3 great day trips by train from Falmouth

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Hop on the train from Falmouth for some fantastic days out across Devon and Cornwall. Here are 3 of our favourites:

1. Plymouth

Visit Plymouth and discover its rich history and maritime heritage. From Plymouth station, its just a short walk to a large variety of shops at Drake Circus, restaurants and the IMAX cinema at The Barcode and the newly opened museum, The Box.

It’s also well worth visiting the historic Barbican to explore its narrow, cobbled streets and to see the famous Mayflower Steps before getting some fish & chips to enjoy sat on Plymouth Hoe, looking out to the sea.

1hr 50 from Falmouth (change at Truro) | £12.10 Off-Peak Day Return

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2. St Ives

Widely considered as one of the most scenic railway journeys in the country, the St Ives Bay Line train into St Ives hugs the picturesque Cornish coast (top tip – if you can, sit on the right side of the train leaving St Erth for the best views).

Once you arrive in St Ives, the town centre, harbour and beaches are a short walk from the station with much to see, explore and enjoy. There are several art galleries to visit, including The Tate and Barbra Hepworths Sculpture Garden.

1hr 40 from Falmouth (change at Truro and then St Erth) | £9.40 Off-Peak Day Return

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3. Truro

Truro is the UK’s most southerly city and is a vibrant centre for shopping, art and culture. This compact little city has a warren of streets in and around its impressive Gothic Cathedral which are home to a variety of independent retailers from bookshops to boutiques.

Truro has a great cafe culture as well with lots of places to enjoy artisan coffee and sample fantastic food using local produce.

25 min from Falmouth | £5.10 Off-Peak Day Return

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Kids travel half-price (5-15yr olds). Under 5s free.

Save a third off the above adult fares for you and a friend (with kids travelling for just £1) with a Devon & Cornwall Railcard – just £12 a year for local residents.

Find out more or buy tickets on the Great Western Railway website or app.

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